Last night gave the Republicans plenty of things to feel glum about. With Obama relected and retaining the senate, it was clearly the Democrats’ night — Mitt Romney (above) wasn’t the only politician left looking a bit sad.
So as we all recover from staying up too late watching electoral college votes roll in, Scrapbook presents a rundown of the best pictures of miserable Republicans:
Controversial Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly complained that “the white establishment is now the minority.”
Meanwhile, former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was going for the dead-behind-the-eyes look.
Miserable Republican strategist Karl Rove spent the best part of half an hour protesting to Fox News anchors that the network had called Ohio too early for Obama.
Massachusetts senator Scott Brown lost his seat to Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren (after having taken it from the Democrats after Teddy Kennedy’s death).
Todd “legitimate rape” Akin felt the consequences of his comments on rape and abortion — not to mention a profound misunderstanding of the human body — as he failed to take the Missouri senate seat from Claire McCaskill.
Richard Mourdock, candidate in Indiana, followed in Akin’s footsteps, losing the senate seat after airing his views that rape was “something God intended to happen“. Voters decided that his defeat was in the same vein.
Finally, the Republican presidential pair with their wives, after their largely-inept campaign went, erm, nowhere. Honestly, they didn’t even come close to the White House.
Scrapbook looks forward with interest to the 2016 Akin/Mourdock ticket.